Northeast District Blog Posts

The Facts About Abortion

Rabbi Marla J. Feldman
June 24, 2022
FACT: Life begins at birth. FACT: Until birth, the fetus is part of the mother. FACT: The life and well-being of the mother will always take precedence over the fetus until the point at which the fetus's head fully emerges from the womb, and it becomes a living baby. These are the facts as I believe them to be, based on my faith, tradition, and understanding of Jewish law. While I understand that some people may hold different religious views, they are not binding on me. Until now.

Parashat B’haalot’cha

Shoshana Dweck, VP of Advocacy, Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford Corners, NY
June 17, 2022
Parashat B’haalot’cha has many lessons for us. From the impact of racism and misogyny to governance structures and obligations to our community and G-d. It bounces from holiness to the most mundane, and from mistakes to punishment to prayer to recovery. Our people are transitioning from slavery to freedom and self-governance, and it isn’t easy.

Sharon Sobel: A WRJ Leadership Spotlight

Sharon Sobel, WRJ Northeast District President, Temple B'nai Chaim, Georgetown, CT
June 10, 2022

This week we feature Northeast District President Sharon Sobel in WRJ's Leadership Spotlight.

Parashah B’chukotai

Andrea Gingold
May 27, 2022
Though ‘curses and blessings’ are presented in this parashah, our bigger takeaway is that it is up to us to make good choices and take action. I am proud that Women of Reform Judaism has always done the right thing and more than 100 years of our resolutions continue to address the needs of the hungry, the poor, our environment, along with the rights of all peoples and so many relevant and important issues. The smiles we have on our faces and in our hearts come from the joy we share with others.